When it comes to dealing with parents and caregivers, the majority of conversations are positive, constructive and respectful. Some parents however do not follow those parameters and this can be incredibly stressful when teaching their child.
Often, we know that if the conversation is handled badly, it will result in serious repercussions. For many, it often comes down to personality and style. Some people really are just difficult to talk to in any situation. And some of us, simply have a difficult time talking to certain people - period. Of course, in a setting like ours, one of the most essential factors of many difficult conversation is that after the conversation is over – we will, undoubtedly need to continue seeing and working with this person in the future. So we want to get it right. After all, ongoing (personal and professional) relationships carry much more responsibility then “one-time” meetings.
Setting Boundaries Successfully
While school leaders, teachers and administrators prime focus is the care and learning needs of the students in your care, some parents do not appreciate the professional boundaries or unique culture of the school environment. Consequently, they can appear to clash with every system and put everyone on edge when they visit or call. This session will help you convert the ‘difficult parent’ to an ‘ally in their child's learning journey’.
Who is Edmond Otis?
Edmond is a health educator, licensed psychotherapist, and speaker who consults with business, public and private organisations, medical and social service agencies, individual clients, athletes and sport teams, in New Zealand and the US, to improve communication, reduce conflict, minimize stress, increase resilience, and facilitate better outcomes.
Edmond and his family moved to New Zealand in 2008 and became citizens in 2015. He is a senior lecturer in Health and Sport Science at the Eastern Institute of Technology (EIT), and prior, a Senior Lecturer in Humanities, and Director of Martial Arts in Athletics, at the University of California, Riverside, where he was twice recipient of the University Distinguished Teaching Award.
‘Let’s Make Me Resilient’ school program with Health Hawke’s Bay – the primary health organisation in Hawke’s Bay.
“More than anything else, I'm continually fascinated by the endless ways actions, thoughts, emotions, and relationships – impact our performance, our resilience, our health, and the quality of our lives.”
90 minute Online Workshop
Wednesday 5 May 2021, 4.30pm - 6pm
You will be sent the details to 'attend' this ZOOM meeting once you are registered.
This workshop will be delivered using ZOOM. Please familiarise yourself with ZOOM, it is very easy and free to use.
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